I thought I’d just start a thread that didn’t deal with controversy or argument…just a little break during Holy Week. I haven’t been able to go to daily Mass so far this week, as I have a nasty cold. So…I’ve been “praying the Mass” using my Latin/English Missal. For those of you who couldn’t attend either…
[quote] thought I’d share part of today’s Epistle with you. It’s the prophecy of the crucifixion from Isaih:
"…Despised & most abject of men, a man of sorrows & acquainted with infirmity; and His look, it was as it were hidden & despised, whereupon we esteemed Him not. Surely, He hath borne our infirmities & carried our sorrows; and we have thought of Him as if He were a leper, and as one struck by God & afflicted.
But, he was wounded for our inquities, He was bruised for our sins; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, & by His bruises we are healed."
Of course, the Epistle is longer than that, But aren’t those words beautiful?
I would love to hear from some of you about how you celebrate this most blessed of Holy Days. When my children were little we started with the **The Easter Egg **
Did you know that he Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians.
From the earliest times, the egg was a symbol of rebirth in most cultures. Eggs were often wrapped in gold leaf or, if you were a peasant, **colored brightly **by boiling them with the leaves or petals of certain flowers.
When really small, I explained the significance of the Easter Eggs to our children when they got up on Easter morning to find a Basket full of candy & colored Eggs. When they got older & wanted to color the Eggs themselves, we talked about how the human race was REBORN through the death of Christ & His Resurrection.
I’d love to hear from any of you about Easter Prayers that particularly touch you…stories of your own tradition & BTW., does anyone have a Dogwood tree that is already blooming. Ours won’t be until almost the first of May.